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Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
. >> reporter: it's a distant memory said husband mark kelly, yet gabby giffords halting words. >> too many children. >> reporter: here as a survivor of the tucson assassination attempt that left her partially blind and partially paralyzed. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. >> reporter: giffords and kelly, both gun owners, want congress to expand background checks to gun shows and private sales to make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get weapons. >> my wife would not be sitting in this seat, she would not have been sitting here today, if we have stronger background checks. >> reporter: of all the gun-related ideas on the table, democrats believe universal background checks have the best chance politically. >> we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. i think it's basic. >> senator, i think you missed it. >> in order. >> reporter: the nra said adding new laws would hit ordinary stricken citizens not criminals. >>> this is the year for immigration reform. that's president obama's hope he laid out his platform with our sister span
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:30pm EST
husband mark kelly. yet gabby giffords' halting words. >> too many children. >> reporter: here as a survivor of the tucson assassination attempt that left her partially blind and partially paralyzed. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: giffords and kelly, both gun owners, want congress to expand background checks to gun shows and private sales to make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get weapons. >> my wife would not be sitting in this seat. she would not have been sitting here today, if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: but this first hearing on guns since the newtown massacre had another center of gravity. the national rifle association's ceo, wayne lapierre. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows? >> if you're a dealer, that's already the law. >> reporter: of all the gun-related ideas on the table, democrats believe universal background checks has the best chance politically. >> we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. and i think it's basic. >> senator, i think you miss -- bas
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am EST
against universal background checks. in the other corner, mark kelly backing stronger restrictions on firearms. he and his wife for day pro-gun control group. president obama laid out his -- back to you. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. 42 degrees. >> a split verdict in the trial of john leopold. that story's coming up. >> i was blown away by media day yesterday. details are straight ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> a mo
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> mark kelly disagrees. >> i defended the second amendment flying in combat defending our country. this is not about the second amendment. >> congress will be looking at the session for stronger background checks. sarah? >> some good news for you twinkies lovers. hostess is close to picking a twinkies. their 20s bran post this to announce the end of the line for twinkies. the bankruptcy court must still approve the sale. specifics seats for those twitter junkies. they have daa tweet seat program. the program is seen as a win- win. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you like the idea of having a special row in a theater just for people that want to tweet? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. southwest airlines is holding a sale just-in-time for spring break. some alarming news about chicken. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> good morning. a lot of chicken will be in this weekend because of the super bowl. investors looking to hear updates on the dre
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm EST
passing through every day. it's one of the nation's most beautiful and functional landmarks. and to mark the occasion, tonight we get a guided tour from a guy who has watched over the place for 40 years. here is the station master, harry kelly, in his own words. >> this is my office. it's exciting to be here. >> i'm the superintendent of building services of gct, grand central terminal. >> the way people barge in and out, you would think it was grand central station. >> a lot of people say "station." terminal, it's a terminal, because trains start and finish here. >> we go back since 1974. i'm always walking. visibility is a big thing. i can't sit still. the tennis court, it is a secret in a way. a lot of people don't realize it's here. the ceiling was very dirty. there's one spot that was left intact on top of track 30, shows you how dirty the ceiling actually was. this is the elevator that will take you to the furthest floor below grand central. power department, generators and stuff like that. >> everything is automatic now. time moves on. what are you going to do? >> the 454 train go
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
astronaut mark kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> superstorm sandy, help is on the way across the northeast. the president has signed into law a $50 billion measure to allocate funding for the recovery effort. it took congress three months to give the bill the green light. >>> how did nick wallenda cross the road? on a wire about 250 feet suspended above it. here is the bird's-eye view. if that doesn't make you nauseous, taken from a camera hooked to his balancing pole. some 12,000 people came out to watch the death-defying stunt. no tether, no net, matt, savannah and al. pretty scary stuff. >> would he have had to have a camera on the other side of the pole to make that balanced ? >> i was wondering about that. >> natalie, thank you very much. you're back with the local forecast in. >> that's right. first we want to tell you about this cold air that's coming. we saw records broken up and down the east coast, chicago up to 63. 81 in new orleans. laredo, 94. today, big changes. we're looking at 74 for a high in charlotte, d.c., 70. cleveland will see
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
giffords and husband, mark kelly, back to capitol hill wednesday two years after the shooting that nearly took her life and did take much of her eyesight and ability to spea speak. >> we must do something. >> reporter: working from her speech therapists handwritten notes, giffords pushed herself to deliver her handwritten message. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: but a different message from the head of the national rifle association. wayne lapierre who rejected democrats proposal to inject background checks at gun shows and gun sales. >> we have to look at what works and never works. my problem with background checks, you will never get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> that was the first hearing related to guns since newtown. others are planned like mental health issues and dealing with violence in video games. senate democrats will have to lead the charge on this and say they expect to have some kind of bill written to get it going over the next month. >> kelly o'donnell in washington, what i'm sure will be an emotional moment, the chorus from
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